The Jabalpur Airport in Madhya Pradesh is set to get a new terminal building and an extended runway under the Rs 412 crore ongoing upgradation project to provide better services to the air travellers in the region.
The new terminal building equipped with world-class passenger facilities, will have the capacity to handle 500 passengers during peak hours.
Spread over an area of 1,15,315 sq ft, the terminal building will have three aerobridges, advanced baggage screening system, modern food court in the landscape area and well-planned car parking for more than 300 cars and buses, the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a release on Saturday (14 May).
The proposed terminal building will welcome the passengers with glimpses of vibrant Gond Paintings, local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh.
The new building will be built with eco-friendly, sustainable material and equipped with solar plant and energy efficient equipment.
Apart from the construction of new terminal building, the upgradation work with project cost of Rs 412 crore also includes extension of runway to make airport suitable for operation of Airbus 320 type of aircraft, construction of 28-metre-high new Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower and technical block (G+3) with all modern facilities, fire station (Category-VII) and other ancillary buildings like utility block, gate house etc, the Civil Aviation Ministry release said.
The Madhya Pradesh Govt had in 2015 handed over 483 acres of land to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the development work, the release said.
An efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for horticulture purposes and rain water harvesting system with Sustainable Urban Drainage System are a few other green features of the airport upgradation project.
According to the release, the tentative date for completion of the project is December 2022 and the new terminal building is likely to be commissioned by March 2023.